McDermott's Yard 00/009

UPDATE: 8th March 2018

Just putting together the idea for a combined 009/00 scrapyard layout, with 009 diesel shunters working alongside 00 standard gauge locos, both shunters and mainline Bo-Bos (Class 24/25 and 20). Trying to fit in a loading ramp that a bulldozer can move a load of scrap into 16ton minerals, just like in Caia Goods yardjj Wrexham in the 1960s. I assume these made their way to Brymbo Steelworks to be melted down. Initial thoughts is to have a bulldozer on a solid wire and push it up the ramp. with "new" scrap being dropped in from 'off scene'... perhaps with a tipper reversing in and the back being lifted to dump the load. All done by wires?

The 009 line would consist of a diesel and a rake of scrap filled hoppers, then re-appear as empties...

The main area would be in a APA style box with fiddle yards each end...

I was looking at photos of my old layout "Minera Quarry" (Minera Quarry is about two miles from where I live  and I can see it from my modelling bench) -   another of my 00/009 combinations and, although I intended to build McDermott Yard on a one foot (or more!) width board, but having a look at this old layout, I feel the operation and viewing would be  better for me and the viewers! - so I may well build it based roughly on this layout. I may well set in an old quarry...

minera+quarry.jpg

 The 009 line could drop the scrap from the tippers (more wire to operative them!) in front of where the bulldozer/tractor is located.The tippers wound have to be fairly heavy to stop them falling down the chutes themselves!

I'll have to do some experiments with ramps/chutes/buldozers...